Warning: this week’s playlist, Songs to Fight Injustice, has political and radical themes. If you lean to the political right, you might just want to stop reading now. I usually do not get political, but enough is enough. The Senate should have thrown out Donald Trump last Wednesday – instead, they chose to ignore the evidence and tote the party line. Once more, This is just one of the many injustices that exist in this world. We have politicians who fail to recognize climate change, we have corrupt officials who care more about lining their own pockets than helping the citizens they swore to protect. Hell, we’ve got a racist puppet of the Russians in the White House. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Injustice is everywhere you look. I for one am sick of it. I want to fight injustice anyway I can.
Fighting injustice is what this week’s playlist, Songs to Fight Injustice, is all about. I present to you a collection of songs that outcry against injustice. These are songs we can listen to rile us up. Songs of Injustice is a battle cry against the political evils of the world. We do include songs that talk about past injustices, such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by the Clash” or Eddie Vedder’s version of “Here’s to the State.” These songs remain relevant as the underlying problems still exist. Also included, a song by They Might Be Giants that eerily prophesizes the rise of a certain orange-skinned individual. Oh, of course, there’s plenty of loud and rebellious outcries against injustice. This week’s playlist is a virtual smorgasbord of angry songs that demand change.
Enjoy Songs to Fight Injustice, and remember it’s an election year. It’s time to vote the jerks out! Register to vote if you have not already.
Do you want more songs to fight injustice?
You got it! Awhile back, I made another playlist of protest songs, called Political and Social Angst. It’s full of classics such as Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” by Public Enemy, “Bullet the Blue Sky” by U2, “Anarchy in the UK” by the Sex Pistols, and “Fortunate Son” by CCR.
Speaking of Fortunate Son, John Fogerty (of CCR) recorded a version of the song with the Foo Fighters a few years back that absolutely rocks. I talk about this reimagining of Fortunate Son, as well as several other reimaginings of songs by their original artists in this week’s featured article.
Be sure to come back this Friday for “Don’t Call it a Cover: Songs Reimagined.” And again, remember to vote!